Treadmill Week 42 & What I #amreading – Provoked by Joanna Chambers

Treadmill Goals:

  • Get on the treadmill (or equivalent exercise) daily
  • Pace is fine at 30 min/mile, although I may up it on occasion
  • Time range between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day
  • Distance 1-2 miles per day
  • Read the chosen book, which I won’t allow myself to read outside of my treadmill time, hopefully motivating me to reach or exceed the above goals (the only exception to this is Saturday nights, if I want to finish off a book so I can start a fresh one for the new week)

Note: Although I will try to avoid them, my daily #amreading updates may or may not contain spoilers, so read at your own risk.

What I #amreading: Provoked (Enlightenment 1) by Joanna Chambers

My favorite lines this week:

  • SUNDAY – A wave of intense sadness and loneliness swamped him. Was this all there was? A few brief moments of connection—the grasp of another’s hand on the scaffold—and then you were cast out, alone, into the great universe?
  • MONDAY – A lamb may as well go looking for a wolf.
  • TUESDAY – As David drew away, he thought that Balfour—he couldn’t think of him by any other name—gave his hand the lightest press. But the man’s expression remained so politely distant that afterwards David wondered if he’d imagined it.
  • WEDNESDAY – Are you quite sure you’re a lawyer, Lauriston? There is something touchingly naïve about you at times that is quite at odds with your profession.”
  • THURSDAY – Balfour’s eyes glittered. “I wish I knew,” he said, and it was such a surprising response that David couldn’t think how to reply.
  • FRIDAY – The grate glowed with the embers of an earlier blaze, and the wasted luxury of a fire burning in an unoccupied room shocked David somewhere in the depths of his Presbyterian soul.
  • SATURDAY – Balfour seemed reluctant to speak but eventually, when David kept looking at him questioningly, he muttered, “I’d rather you didn’t.”

Week 42: September 10, 2017 – September 16, 2017

Sunday  30 min/mile  30:51 min:sec  1 mile
Monday  30 min/mile  32:17 min:sec  1 mile
Tuesday  30 min/mile  31:36 min:sec  1 mile
Wednesday  30 min/mile  34:13 min:sec  1.1 miles
Thursday  30 min/mile  31:34 min:sec  1 mile
Friday  30 min/mile  31:20 min:sec  1 mile
Saturday  30 min/mile  30:10 min:sec  1 mile

7 thoughts on “Treadmill Week 42 & What I #amreading – Provoked by Joanna Chambers

    1. Aren’t they though? Sometimes, even if I enjoy a story, it’s not exactly dripping in great sound-bytes to feature. This story I had to pick and choose because there were so many.

      If you like historical stories, I think you’d love this series, although you’d have to think of the three books as one story, relationship-arc-wise, because you’ll not be happy with the individual endings for books 1 & 2. Those were good breaking points for the background story, but it takes the trilogy to reach a very satisfying conclusion for the romance. You just have to sit back and enjoy the well-written emotional journey, character growth, and fascinating background history and storyline drama. 😃

      1. Yeah, I checked it out after I read the quotes, because I’ve been in the mood for a historical lately. But I left Goodreads when I saw that it’s a multi book love story 😀 But maybe I’ll investigate a little more closely 🙂

        1. I’m not going to pretend to know what the author’s actual plan was, but it feels a lot like one long book that got broken up into three for whatever reason. Even the background drama for each is all interrelated, they were just good breaking points for that. The relationship arc needed that much to do the character growth justice. It’s well worth the journey.

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